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Japanese Business Services

Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Today's global market offers unprecedented opportunities — and pitfalls. To accelerate global expansion while minimizing risk, Japanese businesses require a trusted advisor. Are you balancing competing priorities to make the best investment decisions? With experience serving more than 100 Japanese-owned companies globally — many of them market leaders — we understand their complex needs and priorities. Our experienced audit, tax, and consulting professionals help you leverage local nuances, reduce tax burdens, improve global management, and turn your international strategies into results.

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
16 min read
Are you prepared for the next disruption? An enterprise risk management guidebook
Risk management is critical to every organization, yet many leaders don’t think seriously enough about it until it’s too late. Enterprise risk management helps mitigate risks and, ultimately, realize value. Our guidebook pulls back the curtain to show how.
Doug Farmer
White Paper July 27, 2020 16 min read
Seven-point cybersecurity assessment
Raj Patel
Article March 15, 2021 3 min read
Six-degree hacker assessment: Is your information at risk?
Joe Oleksak
Article January 8, 2021 2 min read

Global strategies for auto suppliers

Driving your international strategy image
4 min read
Driving toward the future: What auto industry CFOs are doing right

Technology advancements, pressure from consumers and investors, and new government policies are spurring major changes in the automotive industry. In StrategicCFO360, Daron Gifford outlines what this means for CFOs looking to draw the attention of investors and increase value.

Daron Gifford
Article March 25, 2021 4 min read
Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook
Bryan Welsh
Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
WRI® Survey: Customer-supplier relations tested during pandemic
Dave Andrea
Article December 18, 2020 5 min read
Crisis exposes major flaws in the auto supply chain
Daron Gifford
Article November 24, 2020 6 min read

Related Events

  • Governance, risk, and internal controls

    Strong internal controls are an essential for risk management, especially for companies that operate internationally. Join this webinar from our Japanese business services team to learn more about the key elements of great governance.

    Jack Kristan Madoka Minamoto Miyo Ishikawa
    Webinar July 27, 2021 60 min watch Upcoming
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Japanese Business Services Thought Leadership

Our clients say

FT Precision engaged Plante Moran to assist with implementation of a new ERP software, Plex. One of the main reasons we partnered with Plante Moran was their bilingual capabilities. Being a Japanese-English company, it was very important to have smooth communication with our executives and our people on the shop floor, especially when our workforce was not technically savvy. Their ERP specialists came in and worked side by side with our staff to achieve a quick implementation, while establishing best practices moving forward. Plante Moran and Plex have made our jobs easier and more efficient, by helping FT Precision collect real-time data which has increased our decision making capabilities and made us much more flexible as a company.

Kent Baxter IT Assistant Manager, FT Precision

North American Lighting discussed at meeting
2 min read
North American Lighting replaces multiple ERP systems with Plex Manufacturing Cloud
North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Doug Hockenbrocht
Case Study October 1, 2018 2 min read
business woman walking with briefcase
2 min read
Global expansion for Japanese-owned medical device company
Japan’s leading manufacturer of electronic medical equipment and one of the top 100 medical device companies in the world, with annual sales of $1.5 billion, expands their global presence.
Case Study October 3, 2017 2 min read

Our Team

Our Japanese business services team understands the unique organizational and cultural aspects of working with management in Japan and North and Latin America. Our dedicated staff provide deep manufacturing and business process knowledge, know how to align local initiatives with global corporate strategies, and offer diverse multicultural, multilingual project teams with proven experience in a Japanese environment.